Yves Montand

Yves Montand

Anne Fleurange accused him of being the father of her daughter, who she said was conceived while she and Montand were working on Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974). She sued him to obtain a DNA sample, but he refused. After his death, Fleurange obtained a court ruling to have his body exhumed. On 11 March 1998, a paternity test proved that Montand wasn't the father of her daughter.

Admired Fred Astaire.

Adopted Catherine Allégret, daughter of Simone Signoret and Yves Allégret.

Became natural citizen of France in 1932.

Dated famous French singer Édith Piaf from 1944 to 1946.

Father of Valentin Montand with girlfriend Carole Amiel. His marriage to Simone Signoret was childless.

Has his look-alike puppet in the French show _"Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988)_.

He is interred near his wife Simone Signoret in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

His parents escaped Italy in 1921 as Benito Mussolini rose to power.

In her book "My Lucky Stars", Shirley MacLaine wrote that before filming on My Geisha (1962) began, Montand bet her husband Steve Parker that he could seduce her. Parker, whom MacLaine learned later, was having an affair at the time, took Montand up on the bet; Montand won.

Montand's father, Giovanni Livi, was a locally important figure in the French Communist Party in Marseilles when Montand was in his teens. Montand himself later joined the Communist Party and remained a member until 1968, when he broke with the Party in response to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987

Singer, best known for his performance of jazz hit "Autumn Leaves" among other popular songs.

The name of "Yves Montand" comes from his childhood: his Italian mother used to yell at him "Ivo, monta" ("come upstairs, Ivo" in Tuscan dialect) when it was time to go home.

Toured as a jazz singer in the Soviet Union in 1956 and in 1963, and met with Nikita Khrushchev. Became critical of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, then made a movie about socialist dictatorship.

When he was young, he was a hairdresser in Marseille (France).